Sunday, October 07, 2018


RW:    What’s your story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about you?

PW:    I’d prefer no one did, but since I’m engaged to marry one of the most rich and eligible bachelors in the country. I suppose I need to get used to it. Unfortunately, there are things about my past that I fear might be taken out of context.

RW:    Can you tell us about your boss?

PW:    Robert Peterson? He’s still my boss, but he’s also now my fiancé. His public persona is very different from his private life. Publicly, he seems a little forbidding and aloof, which has little to do with the way he interacts with his friends and close business associates. I realized when he first hired me that I was about to meet a side of him only a few people get to know, but I didn’t realize just how different he truly was until we got to know each other better. He’s very protective, both as a boss and as a future husband, so he does his best to act as a buffer between me and the media to keep me out of their gun sights, but given our ever-evolving relationship, and the tenacity of reporters, it’s almost an impossible task. His social standing and business acumen have made him a celebrity in his own right, and he’s the CEO of his own company, so it’s nearly impossible for me to keep a low profile when we’re together. And sometimes even when we’re apart.

RW:    What problems do you have to face and overcome in your life?

PW:    Other than the media? I’d say his family. His parents expected him to marry someone of his social standing, not a poor nobody who spent three years in prison for murdering her abusive stepfather. Not at all what they hoped for in a daughter-in-law. Rob doesn’t blame me for my past and assures me that once his family gets to know me, they’ll love me as he does. I, however, am not nearly as confident.

RW:    Do you expect Mr. Peterson to help?

PW:    I expect he’ll do everything he can to protect me, but sooner or later I’m going to have to stiffen my spine, speak up and admit publicly what I did and why. My life wasn’t easy back then, so I don’t look forward to that time at all.

RW:    How are you coping with the conflict in your life?

PW:    Coping? I’m not sure I am. I’ve never been comfortable with confrontations of any sort, and that hasn’t changed. I tend to speak honestly, which gets me in hot water at times, and I tend to cut myself when I grow overwhelmed. Rob has made me promise if I ever feel the need to hurt myself again, that I should come to him first and without delay. Problem is, I’m not sure I can do that when my staying with him is the cause of my unease. I love him, but I’m afraid there are too many reasons why we shouldn’t be together, and not enough justifications for why we should.

RW:    Bubble baths or steamy showers? Ocean or mountains? Puppies or kittens? Chocolate or caramel?

PW: Bubble baths, mountains, puppies and chocolate.

RW:    If you came with a warning label, what would it say?

PW:    Looks and tastes sweet and harmless, but is as toxic as cyanide. Stay away at all costs.

RW:    Party life or quiet dinner for two?

PW:    I’d prefer a quiet dinner with Rob, but he is socially active, so I’m going to need to put on my big girl panties and get over my shyness.

RW:    If I could (fill in the blank) I’d (fill in the blank).

PW:    If I could fly, I’d be strongly tempted to fly away to an unknown land and start over again. Problem is, to do that I’d have to leave my heart behind.

RW:    I can never (fill in the blank) because (fill in the blank).

PW:    I can never be free of my past because it will continue to pursue me wherever I go.

RW:    Those are all the questions I have for you. Thank you for speaking to me.

PW:    Thank you. You’ve been very kind, and I’d like to say it’s been a pleasure, but… Is it okay if I leave by the back door?

Kathryn R. Blake


Lessons in Love is Kathryn R. Blake’s sixth novel with Blushing Books, and fifth spanking romance where domestic discipline is primary to the plot. Let Him Go is the sequel to that story and is still a work in progress.

Kathryn writes about dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love. However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren’t infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.

Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and tries to keep involved and helpful to the romance community in general. Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, attending the theatre, and is a passionate lover of animals, so much so that in 2015 a stray cat adopted her. The stray now sleeps in Kathryn’s bed. She has also recently taken up the expensive hobby of making and selling jewelry.

Her personal website,, is going through a transformation since the rights to her non-erotic paranormal romances have been returned to her. She spends most her time on Instagram and FB as well as maintaining her naughty blog at She loves to hear from her readers, so she has contact links in almost all her social media.

Lessons in Love

The Plot:

When Pam Weston was ordered to report to the president of Peterson Enterprises she had no idea her new boss had hired her specifically as his next pet project, so she took the assignment suspecting he would fire her before the end of the day. Recognizing a prison record rendered her unemployable by most companies, she worked hard and kept a low profile. Except, working as an executive assistant for the president was about as “high profile” as any job could get. And working for Robert Peterson, in particular, would present Pam with challenges she never expected.

Let Him Go
Kathryn’s current Work in Progress

The Plot:

Let Him Go picks up where Lessons in Love ends Pam Weston is now engaged to marry Robert Peterson and her troubles are just beginning. Robert comes from money. His parents expected him to go into politics like his father, but he chose to follow a different path by starting his own company. His mother believes she can still change his mind, but Rob is adamant. Even so, taking a woman with a prison record to wife will do nothing to improve his image and could do much to harm his career. Pam loves him more than anything else in the world, which means when her past tarnishes his spotless reputation, she has to do what is best, even if it destroys her in the process.

Lessons in Love


After Mr. Peterson insists she let his driver take her home, Pam realizes her boss knows a lot more about her and her past than she realized. However, as they talk on the phone she develops some serious doubts about agreeing to his conditions.

“David doesn’t need to see me upstairs, sir. It’s not that late.”

“This is my decision, not yours, Miss Weston. Tell me again what your job is.”

“To assist you, sir,” she answered softly.

“And how do I expect you to fulfill your obligations to me?”

“By following your orders.”

“Correct. So, get out of the car and allow David to escort you inside. Since this is not a request, Miss Weston, I expect you to follow my instructions without comment or delay.”

Ironically, a part of her wanted to stick her tongue out at his bossiness, but she refrained and accepted David’s helping hand. Mr. Peterson was domineering, for sure, but he was also looking out for her in a way that made her feel safe and secure. Cared for, even.
David followed her to her apartment door, while Mr. Peterson asked what she had in her refrigerator for dinner.

“I can heat up a frozen meal.”

“Don’t bother. I’ll order something and have it delivered in fifteen minutes.”

“You shouldn’t waste your money, sir, I’m perfectly capable of—”

“Stop right there, Miss Weston, or you are going to get into trouble. I will decide what is best for you.”

She harrumphed.

“Not allowed,” he answered, but she sensed he was smiling again.

“You’re a bossy boss,” she teased with a half-smile as she handed David her keys.

“Oh, Miss Weston, you have no idea.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for inviting me and Pam into your home on the web, Rochelle